This is a great early season session as it gets players working hard throughout, improving their fitness levels without ever actually doing any dull fitness exercises.
How do we achieve this? Through fast-paced drills and conditioned games. This is a session your players will relish. It is aggressive and competitive but will also provide you with a lot of information about your players' ability to tackle and close down space.
What's in the Session?
To get your players tackling effectively we begin with a physical warm up game of "Avoid the bags" and then move swiftly on to the serious business of tackling - getting your players to:
- Keep their eyes on the attackers' hips
- Force the attackers onto their outside shoulder and
- Drive low into contact
The final challenge for your players is a physically demanding full pitch game with a difference, playing across the width of the pitch to test their fitness levels and ability to close down space!